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All About Admission to KU Online

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KU Admissions Overview

Because of the rigorous nature of graduate programs, the online master's in sport management* program at the University of Kansas requires all applicants to prove they are able to succeed in the program by meeting a standardized set of admissions requirements.

Our sport management admissions process looks at your academic history, your career goals and how you intend to use this degree moving forward, along with your resume and two recommendations from those who can attest to your professional or academic experience.

Whether you're an international applicant or currently enlisted in the military, we at KU want to help simplify your admissions process, so you know what you need to submit and when you need to submit it by, with no confusion in the meantime! We encourage you to view our step-by-step How to Apply guide, which walks you through the online application process with detailed information and screenshots.

*This program is a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree in health, sport management, and exercise science with an emphasis in sport management.

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International Applicants

International Applicants

In addition to the standard admissions materials, international applicants are also required to submit proof of English proficiency, if their native language is not English. This can be achieved through submitting your TOEFL or IELTS scores. You can review the KU English proficiency requirements here.

If you have any questions regarding the sport management admissions process for international students, please reach out to an Admissions Advisor at 855-639-7799.

Military Benefits

For Our Service Members and Veterans

As a Top 5 military-friendly university according to Military Times Best, we strive to ensure our current service members and veteran students are well supported after enrollment.1 For all branches of the military, we take great pride in assisting those who have served our country.

If you’re currently a service member in or a veteran of any branch of our nation’s armed forces, you may also qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program.

Because this program can cover up to the full amount of tuition, we encourage all of our students who are currently service members or are veterans to explore our Veterans Affairs page for more details and reach out to an Admissions Advisor with any questions at 855-639-7799.

KU Application Deadlines

KU Application Deadlines

After you’ve confirmed your eligibility and compiled all of the necessary admissions materials, you’ll want to make sure you submit all of these by the following application deadlines.

Semester Application Deadline Start Date
Spring 2021 December 18 January 11
Summer 2021 April 23 May 10
Fall 2021 August 6 August 23

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Sport Management Admissions Requirements

Required Application Materials

Now that you’ve read up on the admissions process, take some time to review the admissions requirements, so you can submit the strongest application possible! Check out our step-by-step How to Apply guide before you get started. When you’re ready, submit your application here.

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From Our Students:

"Apply, even if you don't think you were a great student. I was never a model student during high school or college. Athletics took priority in my life at the time. Now that I have a few years of experiential learning, my return to class has been completely different. After two semesters, I'm proud to say that my GPA is 4.0!"

Chris Loftin, Master's in Sport Management Candidate '20

Important Dates

Application Deadline

August 6
Fall 2021 Term

Next Start

August 23
Fall 2021 Term


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